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Backend Engineer, Data Pipeline

LaunchDarkly

LaunchDarkly

Software Engineering
Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

About the Job:

We are currently looking for a talented Software Engineer to join our Experimentation Product team. You will help us architect and write fast, reliable, and scalable data processing tools to process data from our thousands of customers and their hundreds of millions of users around the world. We're looking for someone who knows what it takes to deliver value to customers and takes pride in the quality of their work.

Our data platform processes events from over twenty billion feature flag evaluations, and billions of experimentation metrics events daily. The core technologies we use daily include Golang, Scala, Kinesis, and Flink. As part of our you-build-it-you-run-it culture, all developers may be responsible for supporting applications in production, including on-call.

Your work will directly reflect on the customer experience to allow them to run the most effective experiments possible.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with a modern data stack and open source frameworks

  • Build and expand our data platform, pipeline, and services

  • Design data pipelines for new products and evolving customer needs

  • Collaborate with product team to influence and deliver user-facing features

  • Monitor and improve data pipeline performance for continuous improvement

  • Champion engineering standards, tooling, and processes

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience and fluency in a JVM language or Golang
  • Experience building data platforms (e.g. using Flink, Kafka, DataFlow, Hadoop, Spark)

  • Experience with data pipelines, distributed systems, and large-scale data processing

  • Strong communication skills, a positive attitude, and empathy

  • You hold yourself and others to a high bar when working with data systems

  • You value high code quality, automated testing, and other engineering best practices

  • Experience with AWS

  • Experience with experimentation systems / products

  • Working knowledge of ETL and a query language

Pay:

Target pay range for a Level P5 in San Francisco/Bay Area: $190,000 - $224,000*

*Restricted Stock Units (RSUs), health, vision, and dental insurance, and mental health benefits in addition to salary.

LaunchDarkly operates from a place of high trust and transparency; we are happy to state the pay range for our open roles to best align with your needs. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, degree level, and location.

About LaunchDarkly:

Modern software delivery was supposed to be the foundation for a thriving digital business but reality has proven otherwise. Slow, inefficient development cycles, costly outages, and fragmented customer experiences are preventing developers from building their best software. The LaunchDarkly platform helps developers innovate on new features faster while protecting them with a safety valve to instantly rewind when things go wrong. Developers can target product experiences to any customer segment and maximize the business impact of every feature. And by gradually rolling out new application components, they escape nightmare "big-bang" technology migrations.

The LaunchDarkly platform was built to guide engineers to the next frontier of DevOps by:

  • Improving the velocity and stability of software releases, without the fear of end customer outages
  • Delivering targeted experiences by easily personalizing features to customer cohorts
  • Maximizing the business impact of every feature through the ability to experiment and optimize
  • Coordinating the release and optimization of software to provide consistent experiences across mobile platforms and device types
  • Improving the effectiveness and productivity of engineering teams, by providing insights into engineering cadence and stability

At LaunchDarkly, we believe in the power of teams. We're building a team that is humble, open, collaborative, respectful and kind. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

One of our company values is 'Widen the Circle'. Which means we seek out diversity of perspectives to get better results. We understand everyone has their own unique talents and experiences. We encourage you to apply to this role even if you don’t think you meet 100% of the qualifications outlined above. We can find out together if it's the right match for your skillset.

Learn more about the interview process & what it’s like to work with LaunchDarkly's Product Delivery team!

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